Bill Text: FL S1500 | 2021 | Regular Session | Comm Sub


Bill Title: Transportation

Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill

Status: (Introduced) 2021-03-16 - CS by Transportation read 1st time [S1500 Detail]

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       Florida Senate - 2021                             CS for SB 1500
       
       
        
       By the Committee on Transportation; and Senator Harrell
       
       
       
       
       
       596-02658-21                                          20211500c1
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to transportation; amending s.
    3         316.126, F.S.; requiring drivers to change lanes when
    4         approaching a road and bridge maintenance or
    5         construction vehicle displaying warning lights on the
    6         roadside; amending s. 316.3045, F.S.; revising
    7         provisions relating to the operation of radios or
    8         other soundmaking devices in vehicles; deleting a
    9         standard for determining prohibited sound levels;
   10         deleting an exception for vehicles operated for
   11         business or political purposes; authorizing local
   12         authorities to regulate the place where such
   13         soundmaking devices may be operated; amending s.
   14         316.305, F.S.; deleting obsolete language; amending s.
   15         316.70, F.S.; providing that owners and drivers of
   16         nonpublic sector buses operated on public highways of
   17         this state are subject to specified provisions of law;
   18         authorizing the Department of Highway Safety and Motor
   19         Vehicles to conduct compliance reviews for a specified
   20         purpose; revising civil penalties; authorizing certain
   21         law enforcement officers and appointed agents to
   22         require drivers of commercial vehicles to submit to an
   23         inspection of the vehicle and the driver’s records;
   24         authorizing such officers and agents to require the
   25         vehicle and driver to be removed from service under
   26         specified conditions; authorizing such officers and
   27         agents to give written notice; creating s. 319.1414,
   28         F.S.; authorizing the department to conduct
   29         investigations and examinations of department
   30         authorized private rebuilt inspection providers;
   31         authorizing the department to exercise certain powers
   32         when conducting such investigations and examinations;
   33         authorizing the department to petition a court if a
   34         person refuses to testify, produce materials, or obey
   35         a subpoena or subpoena duces tecum; requiring the
   36         court to issue an order; requiring such person to obey
   37         the subpoena or show cause for failing to obey the
   38         subpoena; providing a penalty for a person who fails
   39         to comply with the court’s order; authorizing the
   40         department to designate agents for specified purposes;
   41         providing that subpoenaed witnesses are entitled to
   42         witness fees; providing exceptions; authorizing the
   43         department to adopt rules; amending s. 319.25, F.S.;
   44         authorizing the department to conduct investigations
   45         and examinations relating to violations of provisions
   46         relating to title certificates; authorizing the
   47         department to exercise certain powers when conducting
   48         such investigations and examinations; authorizing the
   49         department to petition a court if a person refuses to
   50         testify, produce materials, or obey a subpoena or
   51         subpoena duces tecum; requiring the court to issue an
   52         order; requiring such person to obey the subpoena or
   53         show cause for failing to obey the subpoena; providing
   54         a penalty for a person who fails to comply with the
   55         court’s order; authorizing the department to designate
   56         agents for specified purposes; providing that
   57         subpoenaed witnesses are entitled to witness fees;
   58         providing exceptions; authorizing the department to
   59         adopt rules; amending s. 319.30, F.S.; revising
   60         conditions under which insurance companies are
   61         authorized to receive salvage certificates of title or
   62         certificates of destruction for motor vehicles and
   63         mobile homes from the department; amending s. 320.27,
   64         F.S.; requiring motor vehicle dealer licensees to
   65         deliver copies of renewed, continued, changed, or new
   66         insurance policies to the department within specified
   67         timeframes under certain conditions; requiring such
   68         licensees to deliver copies of renewed, continued,
   69         changed, or new surety bonds or irrevocable letters of
   70         credit to the department within specified timeframes
   71         under certain conditions; amending s. 320.77, F.S.;
   72         requiring mobile home dealer licensees to deliver
   73         copies of renewed, continued, changed, or new surety
   74         bonds, cash bonds, or irrevocable letters of credit to
   75         the department within specified timeframes under
   76         certain conditions; amending s. 320.771, F.S.;
   77         revising requirements for applications for licenses
   78         required of recreational vehicle dealers; requiring
   79         recreational vehicle dealer licensees to deliver
   80         copies of renewed, continued, changed, or new
   81         insurance policies to the department within specified
   82         timeframes under certain conditions; requiring such
   83         licensees to deliver copies of renewed, continued,
   84         changed, or new surety bonds to the department within
   85         specified timeframes under certain conditions;
   86         amending s. 320.8225, F.S.; requiring mobile home and
   87         recreational vehicle manufacturer, distributor, and
   88         importer licensees to deliver copies of renewed,
   89         continued, changed, or new surety bonds, cash bonds,
   90         or letters of credit to the department within
   91         specified timeframes under certain conditions;
   92         amending s. 320.861, F.S.; authorizing the department
   93         to conduct investigations and examinations relating to
   94         violations of certain laws, rules, or orders relating
   95         to motor vehicle licenses; revising the powers of the
   96         department relating to conducting such investigations
   97         and examinations; authorizing the department to
   98         petition a court if a person refuses to testify,
   99         produce materials, or obey a subpoena or subpoena
  100         duces tecum; requiring the court to issue an order;
  101         requiring such person to obey the subpoena or show
  102         cause for failing to obey the subpoena; providing a
  103         penalty for a person who fails to comply with the
  104         court’s order; authorizing the department to designate
  105         agents for specified purposes; providing that
  106         subpoenaed witnesses are entitled to witness fees;
  107         providing exceptions; authorizing the department to
  108         adopt rules; creating s. 322.71, F.S.; authorizing the
  109         department to conduct investigations and examinations
  110         relating to violations of certain laws, rules, or
  111         orders relating to driver licenses; authorizing the
  112         department to exercise certain powers when conducting
  113         such investigations and examinations; authorizing the
  114         department to petition a court if a person refuses to
  115         testify, produce materials, or obey a subpoena or
  116         subpoena duces tecum; requiring the court to issue an
  117         order; requiring such person to obey the subpoena or
  118         show cause for failing to obey the subpoena; providing
  119         a penalty for a person who fails to comply with the
  120         court’s order; authorizing the department to designate
  121         agents for specified purposes; providing that
  122         subpoenaed witnesses are entitled to witness fees;
  123         providing exceptions; authorizing the department to
  124         adopt rules; amending s. 337.14, F.S.; exempting
  125         airports from certain restrictions regarding entities
  126         performing engineering and inspection services;
  127         amending s. 338.221, F.S.; revising the definition of
  128         the term “economically feasible”; amending s.
  129         339.0809, F.S.; requiring that funds in the State
  130         Transportation Trust Fund be first available for
  131         appropriation for payments under a service contract
  132         before any other purpose; providing exceptions;
  133         prohibiting annual debt service on the Florida
  134         Department of Transportation Financing Corporation’s
  135         bonds payable from moneys appropriated from service
  136         contract payments from exceeding $100 million;
  137         repealing part III of ch. 343, F.S., relating to the
  138         creation and operation of the Northwest Florida
  139         Transportation Corridor Authority; amending s.
  140         348.754, F.S.; prohibiting the Central Florida
  141         Expressway Authority from constructing any extensions,
  142         additions, or improvements to the Central Florida
  143         Expressway System in Lake County without prior
  144         consultation with, rather than consent of, the
  145         Secretary of Transportation; reenacting s.
  146         318.18(2)(d), F.S., relating to the amount of
  147         penalties, to incorporate the amendment made to s.
  148         316.126, F.S., in a reference thereto; reenacting s.
  149         316.3026(1), F.S., relating to unlawful operation of
  150         motor carriers, to incorporate the amendment made to
  151         s. 316.70, F.S., in a reference thereto; reenacting s.
  152         338.2276, F.S., relating to the Western Beltway
  153         turnpike project, to incorporate the amendment made to
  154         s. 338.221, F.S., in a reference thereto; dissolving
  155         the Northwest Florida Transportation Corridor
  156         Authority and requiring the authority to discharge its
  157         liabilities, settle and close its activities and
  158         affairs, and provide for the distribution of the
  159         authority’s assets; providing an effective date.
  160          
  161  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
  162  
  163         Section 1. Paragraph (b) of subsection (1) of section
  164  316.126, Florida Statutes, is amended, and subsection (6) of
  165  that section is reenacted, to read:
  166         316.126 Operation of vehicles and actions of pedestrians on
  167  approach of an authorized emergency, sanitation, or utility
  168  service vehicle.—
  169         (1)
  170         (b) If an authorized emergency vehicle displaying any
  171  visual signals is parked on the roadside, a sanitation vehicle
  172  is performing a task related to the provision of sanitation
  173  services on the roadside, a utility service vehicle is
  174  performing a task related to the provision of utility services
  175  on the roadside, or a wrecker displaying amber rotating or
  176  flashing lights is performing a recovery or loading on the
  177  roadside, or a road and bridge maintenance or construction
  178  vehicle displaying warning lights is on the roadside without
  179  advance signs and channelizing devices, the driver of every
  180  other vehicle, as soon as it is safe:
  181         1. Shall vacate the lane closest to the emergency vehicle,
  182  sanitation vehicle, utility service vehicle, or wrecker, or road
  183  and bridge maintenance or construction vehicle when driving on
  184  an interstate highway or other highway with two or more lanes
  185  traveling in the direction of the emergency vehicle, sanitation
  186  vehicle, utility service vehicle, or wrecker, or road and bridge
  187  maintenance or construction vehicle except when otherwise
  188  directed by a law enforcement officer. If such movement cannot
  189  be safely accomplished, the driver shall reduce speed as
  190  provided in subparagraph 2.
  191         2. Shall slow to a speed that is 20 miles per hour less
  192  than the posted speed limit when the posted speed limit is 25
  193  miles per hour or greater; or travel at 5 miles per hour when
  194  the posted speed limit is 20 miles per hour or less, when
  195  driving on a two-lane road, except when otherwise directed by a
  196  law enforcement officer.
  197         (6) A violation of this section is a noncriminal traffic
  198  infraction, punishable pursuant to chapter 318 as either a
  199  moving violation for infractions of subsection (1) or subsection
  200  (3), or as a pedestrian violation for infractions of subsection
  201  (2).
  202         Section 2. Section 316.3045, Florida Statutes, is amended
  203  to read:
  204         316.3045 Operation of radios or other mechanical
  205  soundmaking devices or instruments in vehicles; exemptions.—
  206         (1) A It is unlawful for any person who operates or
  207  occupies operating or occupying a motor vehicle on a street or
  208  highway may not to operate or amplify the sound produced by a
  209  radio, tape player, or other mechanical soundmaking device or
  210  instrument from within the motor vehicle so that the sound is:
  211         (a) plainly audible at a distance of 25 feet or more from
  212  the motor vehicle; or
  213         (b) Louder than necessary for the convenient hearing by
  214  persons inside the vehicle in areas adjoining churches, schools,
  215  or hospitals.
  216         (2) The provisions of This section does shall not apply to
  217  any law enforcement motor vehicle equipped with any
  218  communication device necessary in the performance of law
  219  enforcement duties or to any emergency vehicle equipped with any
  220  communication device necessary in the performance of any
  221  emergency procedures.
  222         (3) This section does The provisions of this section do not
  223  apply to motor vehicles used for business or political purposes,
  224  which in the normal course of conducting such business use
  225  soundmaking devices. The provisions of this subsection shall not
  226  be deemed to prevent local authorities, with respect to streets
  227  and highways under their jurisdiction and within the reasonable
  228  exercise of the police power, from regulating the time, place,
  229  and manner in which a device or an instrument described in
  230  subsection (1) such business may be operated.
  231         (4) The provisions of This section does do not apply to the
  232  noise made by a horn or other warning device required or
  233  permitted by s. 316.271. The Department of Highway Safety and
  234  Motor Vehicles shall adopt promulgate rules defining “plainly
  235  audible” and shall establish standards regarding how sound
  236  should be measured by law enforcement personnel who enforce the
  237  provisions of this section.
  238         (5) A violation of this section is a noncriminal traffic
  239  infraction, punishable as a nonmoving violation as provided in
  240  chapter 318.
  241         Section 3. Subsection (5) of section 316.305, Florida
  242  Statutes, is amended to read:
  243         316.305 Wireless communications devices; prohibition.—
  244         (5) When a law enforcement officer issues a citation for a
  245  violation of this section, the law enforcement officer must
  246  record the race and ethnicity of the violator. All law
  247  enforcement agencies must maintain such information and report
  248  the information to the department in a form and manner
  249  determined by the department. Beginning February 1, 2020, The
  250  department shall annually report the data collected under this
  251  subsection to the Governor, the President of the Senate, and the
  252  Speaker of the House of Representatives. The data collected must
  253  be reported at least by statewide totals for local law
  254  enforcement agencies, state law enforcement agencies, and state
  255  university law enforcement agencies. The statewide total for
  256  local law enforcement agencies shall combine the data for the
  257  county sheriffs and the municipal law enforcement agencies.
  258         Section 4. Section 316.70, Florida Statutes, is amended to
  259  read:
  260         316.70 Nonpublic sector buses; safety rules.—
  261         (1) All owners and drivers of nonpublic sector buses
  262  operated on the public highways of this state are subject to the
  263  rules and regulations The Department of Transportation shall
  264  establish and revise standards to ensure the safe operation of
  265  nonpublic sector buses, which standards shall be those contained
  266  in 49 C.F.R. parts 382, 385, and 390-397 to ensure and which
  267  shall be directed toward ensuring that:
  268         (a) Nonpublic sector buses are safely maintained, equipped,
  269  and operated.
  270         (b) Nonpublic sector buses are carrying the insurance
  271  required by law and carrying liability insurance on the checked
  272  baggage of passengers not to exceed the standard adopted by the
  273  United States Department of Transportation.
  274         (c) Florida license tags are purchased for nonpublic sector
  275  buses pursuant to s. 320.38.
  276         (d) The driving records of drivers of nonpublic sector
  277  buses are checked by their employers at least once each year to
  278  ascertain whether the driver has a suspended or revoked driver
  279  license.
  280         (2) Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles
  281  Transportation personnel may conduct compliance reviews for the
  282  purpose of determining compliance with this section. A civil
  283  penalty not to exceed $5,000 in the aggregate may be assessed
  284  against any person who violates any provision of this section or
  285  who violates any rule or order of the department found during a
  286  compliance review as provided in s. 316.3025. A of
  287  Transportation. A civil penalty not to exceed $25,000 in the
  288  aggregate may be assessed for violations found in a followup
  289  compliance review conducted within a 24-month period. A civil
  290  penalty not to exceed $25,000 in the aggregate may be assessed
  291  and the motor carrier may be enjoined from operation pursuant to
  292  s. 316.3026 for if violations found during a are found after a
  293  second followup compliance review within 12 months after the
  294  first followup compliance review. Motor carriers found to be
  295  operating without insurance coverage required by s. 627.742 or
  296  49 C.F.R. part 387 may be enjoined as provided in s. 316.3026.
  297         (3) For the purpose of enforcing this section, any law
  298  enforcement officer of the Department of Highway Safety and
  299  Motor Vehicles or a duly appointed agent of the department who
  300  holds a current safety inspector certification from the
  301  Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance may require the driver of any
  302  commercial vehicle operated on the highways of this state to
  303  stop and submit to an inspection of the vehicle or the driver’s
  304  records. If the vehicle is being operated or the driver is
  305  operating the vehicle in an unsafe condition, or if any required
  306  part or equipment is not present or is not in proper repair or
  307  adjustment, and the continued operation would be unduly
  308  hazardous, the officer or agent may require the vehicle or the
  309  driver to be removed from service pursuant to the North American
  310  Standard Out-of-Service Criteria until all safety concerns are
  311  corrected. However, if continuous operation would not be unduly
  312  hazardous, the officer or agent may give written notice
  313  requiring correction of the condition within 15 days after the
  314  inspection.
  315         (4) School buses subject to the provisions of chapter 1006
  316  or s. 316.615 are exempt from the provisions of this section.
  317         Section 5. Section 319.1414, Florida Statutes, is created
  318  to read:
  319         319.1414 Investigations; examinations; subpoenas; hearings;
  320  witnesses.
  321         (1)The department may conduct investigations and
  322  examinations of department-authorized private rebuilt inspection
  323  providers as it deems necessary to determine whether a person
  324  has violated or is about to violate this chapter or a contract
  325  entered into pursuant to this chapter or to assist with the
  326  enforcement of this chapter.
  327         (2)For purposes of any investigation or examination
  328  conducted pursuant to this section, the department may exercise
  329  the power of subpoena and the powers to administer oaths or
  330  affirmations, to examine witnesses, to require affidavits, to
  331  take depositions, and to compel the attendance of witnesses and
  332  the production of books, papers, documents, records, and other
  333  evidence. A designated agent of the department may serve a
  334  subpoena relating to an investigation or examination.
  335         (3)If a person refuses to testify; produce books, papers,
  336  documents, or records; or otherwise obey a subpoena or subpoena
  337  duces tecum issued under subsection (2), the department may
  338  petition a court of competent jurisdiction in the county where
  339  the person’s residence or principal place of business is
  340  located, upon which the court must issue an order requiring such
  341  person to obey the subpoena or show cause for failing to obey
  342  the subpoena. Unless the person shows sufficient cause for
  343  failing to obey the subpoena, the court shall direct the person
  344  to obey the subpoena. Failure to comply with such order is
  345  contempt of court.
  346         (4)For the purpose of any investigation, examination, or
  347  proceeding initiated by the department under this chapter, the
  348  department is authorized to designate agents to serve subpoenas
  349  and other process and to administer oaths or affirmations.
  350         (5)Witnesses subpoenaed under this section are entitled to
  351  witness fees at the same rate established by s. 92.142 for
  352  witnesses in a civil case, except that witness fees are not
  353  payable for appearance at the witness’s place of business during
  354  regular business hours or at the witness’s residence.
  355         (6)The department may adopt rules to administer this
  356  section.
  357         Section 6. Section 319.25, Florida Statutes, is amended to
  358  read:
  359         319.25 Cancellation of certificates; investigations;
  360  subpoenas and other process; oaths; rules.—
  361         (1) If it appears that a certificate of title has been
  362  improperly issued, the department shall cancel the certificate.
  363  Upon cancellation of any certificate of title, the department
  364  shall notify the person to whom the certificate of title was
  365  issued, as well as any lienholders appearing thereon, of the
  366  cancellation and shall demand the surrender of the certificate
  367  of title, but the cancellation shall not affect the validity of
  368  any lien noted thereon. The holder of the certificate of title
  369  shall return it to the department forthwith. If a certificate of
  370  registration has been issued to the holder of a certificate of
  371  title so canceled, the department shall immediately cancel the
  372  certificate of registration and demand the return of such
  373  certificate of registration and license plate or mobile home
  374  sticker; and the holder of such certificate of registration and
  375  license plate or sticker shall return them to the department
  376  forthwith.
  377         (2) The department is authorized, upon application of any
  378  person and payment of the proper fees, to prepare and furnish
  379  lists containing title information in such form as the
  380  department may authorize, to search the records of the
  381  department and make reports thereof, and to make photographic
  382  copies of the department records and attestations thereof,
  383  except as provided in chapter 119.
  384         (3)The department may conduct investigations and
  385  examinations of any person suspected of violating or of having
  386  violated this chapter or any rule adopted or order issued under
  387  this chapter.
  388         (4)For purposes of any investigation or examination
  389  conducted pursuant to this section, the department may exercise
  390  the power of subpoena and the powers to administer oaths or
  391  affirmations, to examine witnesses, to require affidavits, to
  392  take depositions, and to compel the attendance of witnesses and
  393  the production of books, papers, documents, records, and other
  394  evidence. An authorized representative of the department may
  395  serve a subpoena relating to an investigation or examination.
  396         (5)If a person refuses to testify; produce books, papers,
  397  documents, or records; or otherwise obey the subpoena or
  398  subpoena duces tecum issued under subsection (4), the department
  399  may petition a court of competent jurisdiction in the county
  400  where the person’s residence or principal place of business is
  401  located, upon which the court must issue an order requiring such
  402  person to obey the subpoena or show cause for failing to obey
  403  the subpoena. Unless the person shows sufficient cause for
  404  failing to obey the subpoena, the court must direct the person
  405  to obey the subpoena. Failure to comply with such order is
  406  contempt of court.
  407         (6)For the purpose of any investigation, examination, or
  408  proceeding initiated by the department under this chapter, the
  409  department is authorized to designate agents to serve subpoenas
  410  and other process and to administer oaths or affirmations.
  411         (7)Witnesses subpoenaed under this section are entitled to
  412  witness fees at the same rate established by s. 92.142 for
  413  witnesses in a civil case, except that witness fees are not
  414  payable for appearance at the witness’s place of business during
  415  regular business hours or at the witness’s residence.
  416         (8)The department may adopt rules to administer this
  417  section.
  418         Section 7. Paragraph (b) of subsection (3) of section
  419  319.30, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
  420         319.30 Definitions; dismantling, destruction, change of
  421  identity of motor vehicle or mobile home; salvage.—
  422         (3)
  423         (b) The owner, including persons who are self-insured, of a
  424  motor vehicle or mobile home that is considered to be salvage
  425  shall, within 72 hours after the motor vehicle or mobile home
  426  becomes salvage, forward the title to the motor vehicle or
  427  mobile home to the department for processing. However, an
  428  insurance company that pays money as compensation for the total
  429  loss of a motor vehicle or mobile home shall obtain the
  430  certificate of title for the motor vehicle or mobile home, make
  431  the required notification to the National Motor Vehicle Title
  432  Information System, and, within 72 hours after receiving such
  433  certificate of title, forward such title by the United States
  434  Postal Service, by another commercial delivery service, or by
  435  electronic means, when such means are made available by the
  436  department, to the department for processing. The owner or
  437  insurance company, as applicable, may not dispose of a vehicle
  438  or mobile home that is a total loss before it obtains a salvage
  439  certificate of title or certificate of destruction from the
  440  department. Effective January 1, 2020:
  441         1. Thirty days after payment of a claim for compensation
  442  pursuant to this paragraph, the insurance company may receive a
  443  salvage certificate of title or certificate of destruction from
  444  the department if the insurance company is unable to obtain a
  445  properly assigned certificate of title from the owner or
  446  lienholder of the motor vehicle or mobile home, if the motor
  447  vehicle or mobile home does not carry an electronic lien on the
  448  title and the insurance company:
  449         a. Has obtained the release of all liens on the motor
  450  vehicle or mobile home;
  451         b. Has attested on a form provided by the department that
  452  provided proof of payment of the total loss claim has been
  453  distributed; and
  454         c. Has attested on a form provided by the department and
  455  provided an affidavit on letterhead signed by the insurance
  456  company or its authorized agent stating the attempts that have
  457  been made to obtain the title from the owner or lienholder and
  458  further stating that all attempts are to no avail. The form
  459  affidavit must include a request that the salvage certificate of
  460  title or certificate of destruction be issued in the insurance
  461  company’s name due to payment of a total loss claim to the owner
  462  or lienholder. The attempts to contact the owner may be by
  463  written request delivered in person or by first-class mail with
  464  a certificate of mailing to the owner’s or lienholder’s last
  465  known address.
  466         2. If the owner or lienholder is notified of the request
  467  for title in person, the insurance company must provide an
  468  affidavit attesting to the in-person request for a certificate
  469  of title.
  470         3. The request to the owner or lienholder for the
  471  certificate of title must include a complete description of the
  472  motor vehicle or mobile home and the statement that a total loss
  473  claim has been paid on the motor vehicle or mobile home.
  474         Section 8. Subsection (3) and paragraph (a) of subsection
  475  (10) of section 320.27, Florida Statutes, are amended to read:
  476         320.27 Motor vehicle dealers.—
  477         (3) APPLICATION AND FEE.—The application for the license
  478  shall be in such form as may be prescribed by the department and
  479  shall be subject to such rules with respect thereto as may be so
  480  prescribed by it. Such application shall be verified by oath or
  481  affirmation and shall contain a full statement of the name and
  482  birth date of the person or persons applying therefor; the name
  483  of the firm or copartnership, with the names and places of
  484  residence of all members thereof, if such applicant is a firm or
  485  copartnership; the names and places of residence of the
  486  principal officers, if the applicant is a body corporate or
  487  other artificial body; the name of the state under whose laws
  488  the corporation is organized; the present and former place or
  489  places of residence of the applicant; and prior business in
  490  which the applicant has been engaged and the location thereof.
  491  Such application shall describe the exact location of the place
  492  of business and shall state whether the place of business is
  493  owned by the applicant and when acquired, or, if leased, a true
  494  copy of the lease shall be attached to the application. The
  495  applicant shall certify that the location provides an adequately
  496  equipped office and is not a residence; that the location
  497  affords sufficient unoccupied space upon and within which
  498  adequately to store all motor vehicles offered and displayed for
  499  sale; and that the location is a suitable place where the
  500  applicant can in good faith carry on such business and keep and
  501  maintain books, records, and files necessary to conduct such
  502  business, which shall be available at all reasonable hours to
  503  inspection by the department or any of its inspectors or other
  504  employees. The applicant shall certify that the business of a
  505  motor vehicle dealer is the principal business which shall be
  506  conducted at that location. The application shall contain a
  507  statement that the applicant is either franchised by a
  508  manufacturer of motor vehicles, in which case the name of each
  509  motor vehicle that the applicant is franchised to sell shall be
  510  included, or an independent (nonfranchised) motor vehicle
  511  dealer. The application shall contain other relevant information
  512  as may be required by the department, including evidence that
  513  the applicant is insured under a garage liability insurance
  514  policy or a general liability insurance policy coupled with a
  515  business automobile policy, which shall include, at a minimum,
  516  $25,000 combined single-limit liability coverage including
  517  bodily injury and property damage protection and $10,000
  518  personal injury protection. However, a salvage motor vehicle
  519  dealer as defined in subparagraph (1)(c)5. is exempt from the
  520  requirements for garage liability insurance and personal injury
  521  protection insurance on those vehicles that cannot be legally
  522  operated on roads, highways, or streets in this state. Franchise
  523  dealers must submit a garage liability insurance policy, and all
  524  other dealers must submit a garage liability insurance policy or
  525  a general liability insurance policy coupled with a business
  526  automobile policy. Such policy shall be for the license period,
  527  and evidence of a new or continued policy shall be delivered to
  528  the department at the beginning of each license period. A
  529  licensee shall deliver to the department, in the manner
  530  prescribed by the department, within 10 calendar days after any
  531  renewal or continuation of or change in such policy or within 10
  532  calendar days after any issuance of a new policy, a copy of the
  533  renewed, continued, changed, or new policy. Upon making initial
  534  application, the applicant shall pay to the department a fee of
  535  $300 in addition to any other fees required by law. Applicants
  536  may choose to extend the licensure period for 1 additional year
  537  for a total of 2 years. An initial applicant shall pay to the
  538  department a fee of $300 for the first year and $75 for the
  539  second year, in addition to any other fees required by law. An
  540  applicant for renewal shall pay to the department $75 for a 1
  541  year renewal or $150 for a 2-year renewal, in addition to any
  542  other fees required by law. Upon making an application for a
  543  change of location, the person shall pay a fee of $50 in
  544  addition to any other fees now required by law. The department
  545  shall, in the case of every application for initial licensure,
  546  verify whether certain facts set forth in the application are
  547  true. Each applicant, general partner in the case of a
  548  partnership, or corporate officer and director in the case of a
  549  corporate applicant, must file a set of fingerprints with the
  550  department for the purpose of determining any prior criminal
  551  record or any outstanding warrants. The department shall submit
  552  the fingerprints to the Department of Law Enforcement for state
  553  processing and forwarding to the Federal Bureau of Investigation
  554  for federal processing. The actual cost of state and federal
  555  processing shall be borne by the applicant and is in addition to
  556  the fee for licensure. The department may issue a license to an
  557  applicant pending the results of the fingerprint investigation,
  558  which license is fully revocable if the department subsequently
  559  determines that any facts set forth in the application are not
  560  true or correctly represented.
  561         (10) SURETY BOND OR IRREVOCABLE LETTER OF CREDIT REQUIRED.—
  562         (a) Annually, before any license shall be issued to a motor
  563  vehicle dealer, the applicant-dealer of new or used motor
  564  vehicles shall deliver to the department a good and sufficient
  565  surety bond or irrevocable letter of credit, executed by the
  566  applicant-dealer as principal, in the sum of $25,000. A licensee
  567  shall deliver to the department, in the manner prescribed by the
  568  department, within 10 calendar days after any renewal or
  569  continuation of or change in such surety bond or irrevocable
  570  letter of credit or within 10 calendar days after any issuance
  571  of a new surety bond or irrevocable letter of credit, a copy of
  572  such renewed, continued, changed, or new surety bond or
  573  irrevocable letter of credit.
  574         Section 9. Paragraph (a) of subsection (16) of section
  575  320.77, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
  576         320.77 License required of mobile home dealers.—
  577         (16) SURETY BOND, CASH BOND, OR IRREVOCABLE LETTER OF
  578  CREDIT REQUIRED.—
  579         (a) Before any license shall be issued or renewed, the
  580  applicant or licensee shall deliver to the department a good and
  581  sufficient surety bond, cash bond, or irrevocable letter of
  582  credit, executed by the applicant or licensee as principal. The
  583  licensee shall deliver to the department, in the manner
  584  prescribed by the department, within 10 calendar days after any
  585  renewal or continuation of or change in such surety bond, cash
  586  bond, or irrevocable letter of credit or within 10 calendar days
  587  after any issuance of a new surety bond, cash bond, or
  588  irrevocable letter of credit, a copy of such renewed, continued,
  589  changed, or new surety bond, cash bond, or irrevocable letter of
  590  credit. The bond or irrevocable letter of credit shall be in a
  591  form to be approved by the department and shall be conditioned
  592  upon the dealer’s complying with the conditions of any written
  593  contract made by the dealer in connection with the sale,
  594  exchange, or improvement of any mobile home and his or her not
  595  violating any of the provisions of chapter 319 or this chapter
  596  in the conduct of the business for which the dealer is licensed.
  597  The bond or irrevocable letter of credit shall be to the
  598  department and in favor of any retail customer who shall suffer
  599  any loss as a result of any violation of the conditions
  600  contained in this section. The bond or irrevocable letter of
  601  credit shall be for the license period, and a new bond or
  602  irrevocable letter of credit or a proper continuation
  603  certificate shall be delivered to the department at the
  604  beginning of each license period. However, the aggregate
  605  liability of the surety in any one license year shall in no
  606  event exceed the sum of such bond, or, in the case of a letter
  607  of credit, the aggregate liability of the issuing bank shall not
  608  exceed the sum of the credit. The amount of the bond required
  609  shall be as follows:
  610         1. A single dealer who buys, sells, or deals in mobile
  611  homes and who has four or fewer supplemental licenses shall
  612  provide a surety bond, cash bond, or irrevocable letter of
  613  credit executed by the dealer applicant or licensee in the
  614  amount of $25,000.
  615         2. A single dealer who buys, sells, or deals in mobile
  616  homes and who has more than four supplemental licenses shall
  617  provide a surety bond, cash bond, or irrevocable letter of
  618  credit executed by the dealer applicant or licensee in the
  619  amount of $50,000.
  620  
  621  For the purposes of this paragraph, any person who buys, sells,
  622  or deals in both mobile homes and recreational vehicles shall
  623  provide the same surety bond required of dealers who buy, sell,
  624  or deal in mobile homes only.
  625         Section 10. Paragraph (j) of subsection (3) and paragraph
  626  (a) of subsection (16) of section 320.771, Florida Statutes, are
  627  amended to read:
  628         320.771 License required of recreational vehicle dealers.—
  629         (3) APPLICATION.—The application for such license shall be
  630  in the form prescribed by the department and subject to such
  631  rules as may be prescribed by it. The application shall be
  632  verified by oath or affirmation and shall contain:
  633         (j) Evidence A statement that the applicant is insured
  634  under a garage liability insurance policy, which shall include,
  635  at a minimum, $25,000 combined single-limit liability coverage,
  636  including bodily injury and property damage protection, and
  637  $10,000 personal injury protection, if the applicant is to be
  638  licensed as a dealer in, or intends to sell, recreational
  639  vehicles. Such policy must be for the license period and
  640  delivered to the department in the manner prescribed by the
  641  department. The licensee shall deliver to the department, in the
  642  manner prescribed by the department, within 10 calendar days
  643  after any renewal or continuation of or change in such policy or
  644  within 10 calendar days after any issuance of a new policy, a
  645  copy of such renewed, continued, changed, or new policy.
  646  However, a garage liability policy is not required for the
  647  licensure of a mobile home dealer who sells only park trailers.
  648  
  649  The department shall, if it deems necessary, cause an
  650  investigation to be made to ascertain if the facts set forth in
  651  the application are true and shall not issue a license to the
  652  applicant until it is satisfied that the facts set forth in the
  653  application are true.
  654         (16) BOND.—
  655         (a) Before any license shall be issued or renewed, the
  656  applicant shall deliver to the department, in the manner
  657  prescribed by the department, a good and sufficient surety bond,
  658  executed by the applicant as principal and by a surety company
  659  qualified to do business in the state as surety. The licensee
  660  shall deliver to the department, in the manner prescribed by the
  661  department, within 10 calendar days after any renewal or
  662  continuation of or change in such surety bond or within 10
  663  calendar days after any issuance of a new surety bond, a copy of
  664  such renewed, continued, changed, or new surety bond. The bond
  665  shall be in a form to be approved by the department and shall be
  666  conditioned upon the dealer’s complying with the conditions of
  667  any written contract made by that dealer in connection with the
  668  sale, exchange, or improvement of any recreational vehicle and
  669  his or her not violating any of the provisions of chapter 319 or
  670  this chapter in the conduct of the business for which he or she
  671  is licensed. The bond shall be to the department and in favor of
  672  any retail customer who shall suffer any loss as a result of any
  673  violation of the conditions hereinabove contained. The bond
  674  shall be for the license period, and a new bond or a proper
  675  continuation certificate shall be delivered to the department at
  676  the beginning of each license period. However, the aggregate
  677  liability of the surety in any one license year shall in no
  678  event exceed the sum of such bond. The amount of the bond
  679  required shall be as follows:
  680         1. A single dealer who buys, sells, or deals in
  681  recreational vehicles and has four or fewer supplemental
  682  licenses shall provide a surety bond in the amount of $10,000.
  683         2. A single dealer who buys, sells, or deals in
  684  recreational vehicles and who has more than four supplemental
  685  licenses shall provide a surety bond in the amount of $20,000.
  686  
  687  For the purposes of this paragraph, any person who buys, sells,
  688  or deals in both mobile homes and recreational vehicles shall
  689  provide the same surety bond required of dealers who buy, sell,
  690  or deal in mobile homes only.
  691         Section 11. Paragraphs (a) and (b) of subsection (5) of
  692  section 320.8225, Florida Statutes, are amended to read:
  693         320.8225 Mobile home and recreational vehicle manufacturer,
  694  distributor, and importer license.—
  695         (5) REQUIREMENT OF ASSURANCE.—
  696         (a) Annually, prior to the receipt of a license to
  697  manufacture mobile homes, the applicant or licensee shall
  698  submit, in the manner prescribed by the department, a surety
  699  bond, cash bond, or letter of credit from a financial
  700  institution, or a proper continuation certificate, sufficient to
  701  assure satisfaction of claims against the licensee for failure
  702  to comply with appropriate code standards, failure to provide
  703  warranty service, or violation of any provisions of this
  704  section. The amount of the surety bond, cash bond, or letter of
  705  credit must be $50,000. Only one surety bond, cash bond, or
  706  letter of credit shall be required for each manufacturer,
  707  regardless of the number of factory locations. The surety bond,
  708  cash bond, or letter of credit must be to the department, in
  709  favor of any retail customer who suffers a loss arising out of
  710  noncompliance with code standards or failure to honor or provide
  711  warranty service. The department may disapprove any bond or
  712  letter of credit that does not provide assurance as provided in
  713  this section. A licensee shall deliver to the department, in the
  714  manner prescribed by the department, within 10 calendar days
  715  after any renewal or continuation of or change in such surety
  716  bond, cash bond, or letter of credit or within 10 calendar days
  717  after any issuance of a new surety bond, cash bond, or letter of
  718  credit, a copy of such renewed, continued, changed, or new
  719  surety bond, cash bond, or letter of credit.
  720         (b) Annually, before prior to the receipt of a license to
  721  manufacture, distribute, or import recreational vehicles, the
  722  applicant or licensee shall submit, in the manner prescribed by
  723  the department, a surety bond, or a proper continuation
  724  certificate, sufficient to assure satisfaction of claims against
  725  the licensee for failure to comply with appropriate code
  726  standards, failure to provide warranty service, or violation of
  727  any provisions of this section. The amount of the surety bond
  728  must be $10,000 per year. The surety bond must be to the
  729  department, in favor of any retail customer who suffers loss
  730  arising out of noncompliance with code standards or failure to
  731  honor or provide warranty service. The department may disapprove
  732  any bond that does not provide assurance as provided in this
  733  section. The licensee shall deliver to the department, in the
  734  manner prescribed by the department, within 10 calendar days
  735  after any renewal or continuation of or change in such surety
  736  bond or within 10 calendar days after any issuance of a new
  737  surety bond, a copy of such renewed, continued, changed, or new
  738  surety bond.
  739         Section 12. Section 320.861, Florida Statutes, is amended
  740  to read:
  741         320.861 Investigations; subpoenas and other process; oaths;
  742  rules Inspection of records; production of evidence; subpoena
  743  power.—
  744         (1) The department may conduct investigations and
  745  examinations of any person suspected of violating or of having
  746  violated this chapter or any rule adopted or order issued
  747  thereunder inspect the pertinent books, records, letters, and
  748  contracts of any licensee, whether dealer or manufacturer,
  749  relating to any written complaint made to it against such
  750  licensee.
  751         (2) For purposes of any investigation or examination
  752  conducted pursuant to this section, the department may is
  753  granted and authorized to exercise the power of subpoena and the
  754  powers to administer oaths or affirmations, to examine
  755  witnesses, to require affidavits, to take depositions, and to
  756  compel the attendance of witnesses and the production of books,
  757  papers, documents, records, and other evidence. A designated
  758  agent of the department may serve a subpoena relating to an
  759  investigation or examination for the attendance of witnesses and
  760  the production of any documentary evidence necessary to the
  761  disposition by it of any written complaint against any licensee,
  762  whether dealer or manufacturer.
  763         (3)If a person refuses to testify; to produce books,
  764  papers, documents, or records; or to otherwise obey the subpoena
  765  or subpoena duces tecum issued under subsection (2), the
  766  department may petition a court of competent jurisdiction in the
  767  county where the person’s residence or principal place of
  768  business is located, upon which the court must issue an order
  769  requiring such person to obey the subpoena or show cause for
  770  failing to obey the subpoena. Unless the person shows sufficient
  771  cause for failing to obey the subpoena, the court must direct
  772  the person to obey the subpoena. Failure to comply with such
  773  order constitutes contempt of court.
  774         (4)For the purpose of any investigation, examination, or
  775  proceeding initiated by the department under this chapter, the
  776  department may designate agents to serve subpoenas and other
  777  process and to administer oaths or affirmations. The department
  778  shall exercise this power on its own initiative in accordance
  779  with ss. 320.615 and 320.71.
  780         (5)Witnesses subpoenaed under this section are entitled to
  781  witness fees at the same rate established by s. 92.142 for
  782  witnesses in a civil case, except that witness fees are not
  783  payable for appearance at the witness’s place of business during
  784  regular business hours or at the witness’s residence.
  785         (6)The department may adopt rules to administer this
  786  section.
  787         Section 13. Section 322.71, Florida Statutes, is created to
  788  read:
  789         322.71 Investigations; subpoenas and other process; oaths;
  790  rules.
  791         (1)The department may conduct investigations and
  792  examinations of any person suspected of violating or of having
  793  violated any provision of this chapter or any rule adopted or
  794  order issued under this chapter.
  795         (2)For purposes of any investigation or examination
  796  conducted pursuant to this section, the department may exercise
  797  the power of subpoena and the powers to administer oaths or
  798  affirmations, to examine witnesses, to require affidavits, to
  799  take depositions, and to compel the attendance of witnesses and
  800  the production of books, papers, documents, records, and other
  801  evidence. Such subpoenas may be served by an authorized
  802  representative of the department.
  803         (3)If a person refuses to testify; to produce books,
  804  papers, documents, or records; or to otherwise obey the subpoena
  805  or subpoena duces tecum issued under subsection (2), the
  806  department may petition a court of competent jurisdiction in the
  807  county where the person’s residence or principal place of
  808  business is located, upon which the court must issue an order
  809  requiring such person to obey the subpoena or show cause for
  810  failing to obey the subpoena. Unless the person shows sufficient
  811  cause for failing to obey the subpoena, the court must direct
  812  the person to obey the subpoena. Failure to comply with such
  813  order constitutes contempt of court.
  814         (4)For the purpose of any investigation, examination, or
  815  proceeding initiated by the department under this chapter, the
  816  department may designate agents to serve subpoenas and other
  817  process and to administer oaths or affirmations.
  818         (5)Witnesses subpoenaed under this section are entitled to
  819  witness fees at the same rate established by s. 92.142 for
  820  witnesses in a civil case, except that witness fees are not
  821  payable for appearance at the witness’s place of business during
  822  regular business hours or at the witness’s residence.
  823         (6)The department may adopt rules to administer this
  824  section.
  825         Section 14. Subsection (7) of section 337.14, Florida
  826  Statutes, is amended to read:
  827         337.14 Application for qualification; certificate of
  828  qualification; restrictions; request for hearing.—
  829         (7) A “contractor” as defined in s. 337.165(1)(d) or his or
  830  her “affiliate” as defined in s. 337.165(1)(a) qualified with
  831  the department under this section may not also qualify under s.
  832  287.055 or s. 337.105 to provide testing services, construction,
  833  engineering, and inspection services to the department. This
  834  limitation does not apply to any design-build prequalification
  835  under s. 337.11(7) and does not apply when the department
  836  otherwise determines by written order entered at least 30 days
  837  before advertisement that the limitation is not in the best
  838  interests of the public with respect to a particular contract
  839  for testing services, construction, engineering, and inspection
  840  services. This subsection does not authorize a contractor to
  841  provide testing services, or provide construction, engineering,
  842  and inspection services, to the department in connection with a
  843  construction contract under which the contractor is performing
  844  any work. Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the
  845  contrary, for a project that is wholly or partially funded by
  846  the department and administered by a local governmental entity,
  847  except for a seaport listed in s. 311.09 or an airport as
  848  defined in s. 332.004, the entity performing design and
  849  construction engineering and inspection services may not be the
  850  same entity.
  851         Section 15. Paragraph (a) of subsection (8) of section
  852  338.221, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
  853         338.221 Definitions.—As used in ss. 338.22-338.241, the
  854  following words and terms have the following meanings, unless
  855  the context indicates another or different meaning or intent:
  856         (8) “Economically feasible” means:
  857         (a) For a proposed turnpike project, that, as determined by
  858  the department before the issuance of revenue bonds for the
  859  project, the estimated net revenues of the proposed turnpike
  860  project, excluding feeder roads and turnpike improvements, will
  861  be sufficient to pay at least 50 percent of the average annual
  862  debt service on the bonds associated with the project by the end
  863  of the 12th year of operation and to pay at least 100 percent of
  864  the average annual debt service on the bonds by the end of the
  865  30th year of operation. In implementing this paragraph, up to 50
  866  percent of the adopted work program costs of the project may be
  867  funded from turnpike revenues.
  868  
  869  This subsection does not prohibit the pledging of revenues from
  870  the entire turnpike system to bonds issued to finance or
  871  refinance a turnpike project or group of turnpike projects.
  872         Section 16. Subsection (4) of section 339.0809, Florida
  873  Statutes, is amended to read:
  874         339.0809 Florida Department of Transportation Financing
  875  Corporation.—
  876         (4) The Florida Department of Transportation Financing
  877  Corporation may enter into one or more service contracts with
  878  the department to provide services to the department in
  879  connection with projects approved in the department’s work
  880  program, which approval specifically provides that the
  881  department may enter into a service contract for the project
  882  pursuant to this section. The department may enter into one or
  883  more such service contracts with the corporation and provide for
  884  payments under such contracts, subject to annual appropriation
  885  by the Legislature. The proceeds from such service contracts may
  886  be used for the corporation’s administrative costs and expenses
  887  after payments under subsection (5). Each service contract may
  888  have a term of up to 35 years. In compliance with s. 287.0641
  889  and other applicable law, the obligations of the department
  890  under such service contracts do not constitute a general
  891  obligation of the state or a pledge of the full faith and credit
  892  or taxing power of the state, and such obligations are not an
  893  obligation of the State Board of Administration or entities for
  894  which it invests funds, other than the department as provided in
  895  this section, but are payable solely from amounts available in
  896  the State Transportation Trust Fund, subject to annual
  897  appropriation. Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, funds in
  898  the State Transportation Trust Fund must first be available for
  899  appropriation for payments under a service contract before any
  900  other purpose, except for payments pursuant to s. 215.616, s.
  901  215.617, s. 320.20(3) or (4), or s. 339.0801(1)(a). Annual debt
  902  service on the corporation’s bonds payable from moneys
  903  appropriated for service contract payments may not exceed $100
  904  million. In compliance with this subsection and s. 287.0582, the
  905  service contract must expressly include the following statement:
  906  “The State of Florida’s performance and obligation to pay under
  907  this contract is contingent upon an annual appropriation by the
  908  Legislature.”
  909         Section 17. Part III of chapter 343, Florida Statutes,
  910  consisting of sections 343.80, 343.805, 343.81, 343.82, 343.83,
  911  343.835, 343.836, 343.84, 343.85, 343.87, 343.875, 343.88,
  912  343.881, 343.884, and 343.89, Florida Statutes, is repealed.
  913         Section 18. Paragraph (c) of subsection (1) of section
  914  348.754, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
  915         348.754 Purposes and powers.—
  916         (1)
  917         (c) Notwithstanding any other provision of this section to
  918  the contrary, to ensure the continued financial feasibility of
  919  the portion of the Wekiva Parkway to be constructed by the
  920  department, the authority may not, without the prior
  921  consultation with consent of the secretary of the department,
  922  construct any extensions, additions, or improvements to the
  923  expressway system in Lake County.
  924         Section 19. For the purpose of incorporating the amendment
  925  made by this act to section 316.126, Florida Statutes, in a
  926  reference thereto, paragraph (d) of subsection (2) of section
  927  318.18, Florida Statutes, is reenacted to read:
  928         318.18 Amount of penalties.—The penalties required for a
  929  noncriminal disposition pursuant to s. 318.14 or a criminal
  930  offense listed in s. 318.17 are as follows:
  931         (2) Thirty dollars for all nonmoving traffic violations
  932  and:
  933         (d) For all violations of s. 316.126(1)(b), unless
  934  otherwise specified.
  935         Section 20. For the purpose of incorporating the amendment
  936  made by this act to section 316.70, Florida Statutes, in a
  937  reference thereto, subsection (1) of section 316.3026, Florida
  938  Statutes, is reenacted to read:
  939         316.3026 Unlawful operation of motor carriers.—
  940         (1) The Office of Commercial Vehicle Enforcement may issue
  941  out-of-service orders to motor carriers, as defined in s.
  942  320.01, who, after proper notice, have failed to pay any penalty
  943  or fine assessed by the department, or its agent, against any
  944  owner or motor carrier for violations of state law, refused to
  945  submit to a compliance review and provide records pursuant to s.
  946  316.302(6) or s. 316.70, or violated safety regulations pursuant
  947  to s. 316.302 or insurance requirements in s. 627.7415. Such
  948  out-of-service orders have the effect of prohibiting the
  949  operations of any motor vehicles owned, leased, or otherwise
  950  operated by the motor carrier upon the roadways of this state,
  951  until the violations have been corrected or penalties have been
  952  paid. Out-of-service orders must be approved by the director of
  953  the Division of the Florida Highway Patrol or his or her
  954  designee. An administrative hearing pursuant to s. 120.569 shall
  955  be afforded to motor carriers subject to such orders.
  956         Section 21. For the purpose of incorporating the amendment
  957  made by this act to section 338.221, Florida Statutes, in a
  958  reference thereto, section 338.2276, Florida Statutes, is
  959  reenacted to read:
  960         338.2276 Western Beltway turnpike project; financing.—Upon
  961  a determination of economic feasibility, as defined in s.
  962  338.221(8), for part C of the Western Beltway turnpike project,
  963  which part extends from Florida’s Turnpike near Ocoee in Orange
  964  County southerly through Orange County and Osceola County to an
  965  interchange with I-4 near the Osceola/Polk County line, the
  966  Department of Transportation shall include a request for the
  967  issuance of turnpike revenue bonds to construct the project as
  968  part of its next legislative budget request and tentative work
  969  program. If funding is insufficient to construct part C, it is
  970  the intent of the Legislature that such project be given
  971  priority as a project financed from subsequent issuances of
  972  turnpike revenue bonds approved by the Legislature; however,
  973  such priority consideration is contingent on the project’s
  974  meeting all economic feasibility requirements and upon the
  975  project’s being financed without the use of capitalized
  976  interest.
  977         Section 22. Notwithstanding any other law, the Northwest
  978  Florida Transportation Corridor Authority is dissolved. The
  979  authority shall discharge or make provision for the authority’s
  980  debts, obligations, and other liabilities; settle and close the
  981  authority’s activities and affairs; and provide for distribution
  982  of the authority’s assets, or the proceeds of such assets, such
  983  that each local general-purpose government represented on the
  984  authority’s board receives a distribution generally in
  985  proportion to each entity’s contribution to the acquisition of
  986  the assets.
  987         Section 23. This act shall take effect July 1, 2021.

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